Totally going for advice here.
I have a gift certificate from trading in at an old Game Xchange store in Springfield, MO. This thing is from about 10 years ago and that's the problem, all the shops around here closed up around 10 years ago. There's one (I think) left in Missouri and some in Arkansas and I've contacted them and the problem is nobody is willing to honor it. They say that it's because these stores are franchises and that I'd have to get in touch with the owner...but I have no clue who that is/was.
It wouldn't be that big of a deal, except for the fact that we're talking about $227.25.
So it's a desperate plea because I KNOW I'm pretty much screwed, but are there, by chance, any options I may have here?
Also, for what it's worth, nowhere on the certificate does it have any kind of "use by" or expiration date either.